car hire in Zambia

Tips for driving your rental car in Zambia

If you're travelling to Zambia, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Zambia is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Lusaka counts 1,331,254 inhabitants. In Lusaka lives 9,4% of the entire country's population, which counts over 14,220,000 inhabitants. In Zambia the language spoken most widespread is english but people also speak other minor languages. The time zone in Zambia is GMT+02:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Zambia is C / D / G and the electric voltage is 230 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Zambia is +260, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Zambia

With a fuel cost in Zambia averaging at 1,10 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Zambia shares its land borders with Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 25,137, which ranks Zambia as the 87th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Zambia there is a left-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Euro (ZMW). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 100 km/h. Bear in mind that in Zambia, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Zambia

Zambia boasts one UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss a spot like the natural site of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls. Hire your car choosing among the most popular car hire suppliers in the world, including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, Budget and many more.